Homeschool Programs are available from September to June each year. Join us on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday mornings for your weekly field trips. Get in touch with us if you have a special request 780-922-393939
Welcome to Nature’s Home in the fall! It is a season of change, vibrant colors and winter preparation. SWC instructors will lead your students through various activities, hunts and hikes and encourages them to use their senses to explore the natural wonders of life in the forest in the fall.
During this six week session, learn the fundamentals of cross country skiing including stance and balance, turning, stopping, diagonal stride, and up and down hill techniques. Get active, meet other homeschool students and have fun in the snow!! Day pass and rental equipment included for the program times.
Continue to progress your orienteering skills by learning how to effectively use a compass. This course introduces the use of a compass, taking bearings and pacing. Participants engage in activities where they practice their new skills and participate in a challenging orienteering game.
In this two hour program participants will learn and practice various firelighting techniques to enable them to start a fire in any weather. Topics include the difference between tinder and kindling, and how to collect materials responsibly from the environment to build a fire and stay warm and comfortable in the bush. Minimal impact camping concepts will be a guiding theme for the program.
Living comfortably in the woods requires knowledge and skills in shelter building. This two hour program provides the fundamentals of shelter building. Participants will learn and practice knot tying, and the use of tarps and other materials to create a shelter. Concepts of minimal impact camping will be emphasized. The focus of this program is 'hands on' experience, with the opportunity for participants to construct their own shelters and identify the reasons behind various methods of shelter building.
Participants will learn and practice safe knife techniques to enable themselves to use a knife as a tool in the outdoors. The goal of this program is to have a hands-on experience, providing participants with an opportunity to carve a spoon and a Bull Roarer. The program will culminate with a "Roar Off" encouraging participants to use the traditional noise making device they have created in a fun, noisy challenge.